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"Ballet is the fairies baseball." - Oscar Levant

"I don't really like fairies." - Amanda Hocking

"To connect with the fairies... go outdoors." - Doreen Virtue

"Fairies use flowers for their charactery." - William Shakespeare

"The fairies break their dances And leave the printed lawn." - A E Housman

"Charm is the true gift of the Fairies." - Charles Perrault

"There are fairies at the bottom of our garden." - Rose Fyleman

"I do believe in fairies! I do! I do!" - James M Barrie

"In the 20th century, artists did a great disservice to fairies. They painted fairies in a way that was shallow and trite. So when people see my stuff, they suddenly realize the depth of fairies." - Brian Froud

"It is frightfully difficult to know much about the fairies, and almost the only thing for certain is that there are fairies wherever there are children." - James M Barrie

"When I was a really young child, I felt like I could see fairies. I was convinced there were fairies in my grandmother's garden." - Noel Fielding

"It is frightfully difficult to know much about the fairies, and almost the only thing known for certain is that there are fairies wherever there are children." - James M Barrie

"When I wrote 'The Good Fairies of New York,' I wasn't really imagining that there were fairies. Not in the way that I'm really imagining there are werewolves." - Martin Millar

"There was never a merry world since the fairies left off dancing." - John Selden

"We are all fairies living underneath a leaf of a lily pad." - Tori Amos

"Every time you say you don't believe in fairies, a fairy dies." - James M Barrie

"The mysteries that cups of flowers infold And all the gorgeous sights which fairies do behold." - William Wordsworth

"I think that people who can't believe in fairies aren't worth knowing." - Tori Amos

"The mysteries that cups of flowers infold And all the gorgeous sights which fairies do behold." - William Wordsworth

"Ninjas are silly. They are the flower fairies of gong fu and karate." - Nick Harkaway

"Fairies: Nature's attempt to get rid of soft boys by sterilizing them." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies!" - Francis Pharcellus Church

"On the tawny sands and shelves trip the pert fairies and the dapper elves." - John Milton

"There may be fairies, there may be elves, but God helps those who help themselves." - Stephen King

"Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels. But their magic sparkles in nature." - Lynn Holland

"Wind chimes in your yard will serenade garden creatures - squirrels, fairies and angels." - Anonymous

"Garden fairies come at dawn, Bless the flowers then they're gone." - Anonymous

"Angels skip, fairies skip, children skip - why can't you and I skip?" - Jessi Lane Adams

"She [Tinker Bell] says she thinks she could get well again if children believed in fairies!" - James M Barrie

"Do you believe in fairies?... If you believe, clap your hands!" - James M Barrie

"Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe. If you believe, clap your hands!" - James M Barrie

"Vampires, werewolves, fallen angels and fairies lurk in the shadows, their intentions far from honorable." - Jeaniene Frost

"Miracles are doomed; they will drop out like fairies and witchcraft, from..." - Matthew Arnold

"I have a daughter, and fairies meant a lot to her growing up." - Michael Sheen

"The fairies in the ancient notion of fairies, they are not positive and cute and twinkly.They can be incredibly nasty or they can be incredibly benign. It's a really interesting mythology when you dig into it." - Guillermo Del Toro

"..children know such a lot now, they soon don't believe in fairies, and every time a child says, 'I don't believe in fairies,' there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead." - James M Barrie

"There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?" - Richard Dawkins

"I am quite spiritual. I believed in the fairies when I was a child. I still do sort of believe in the fairies. And the leprechauns. But I don't believe in God." - Helen Mirren

"They are fairies; he that speaks to them shall die. I'll wink and couch; no man their works must eye." - William Shakespeare

"The maskers come late, and I think will stay, like fairies, till the cock crow them away." - John Donne

"They are fairies; he that speaks to them shall die. I'll wink and couch; no man their works must eye." - William Shakespeare

"Fairies do' live long, but they are so little that a short time seems a good while to them" - James M Barrie

"I am agnostic only to the extent that I am agnostic about fairies at the bottom of the garden" - Richard Dawkins

"There's two kind of cherries, and two kind of fairies, and two kind of mothers I'm told." - Merle Haggard

"Fairies don't live long, but they are so little that a short time seems a good while to them" - James M Barrie

"Fairies are becoming much more popular. I see fairyland as this big sea, and the tide is sometimes out." - Brian Froud

"There never was a merry world since the fairies left off dancing, and the Parson left conjuring." - John Selden

"Deep within the winter forest among the snowdrift wide You can find a magic place where all the fairies hide...." - Anonymous

"Of all the minor creatures of mythology, fairies are the most beautiful, the most numerous, the most memorable." - Andrew Lang

"David tells me that fairies never say 'We feel happy': what they say is, 'We feel dancey'." - James M Barrie

"Like many air travelers, I am aware that airplanes fly aided by capricious fairies and invisible strings." - J. Maarten Troost

"Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead." - James M Barrie

"We cannot, of course, disprove God, just as we can't disprove Thor, fairies, leprechauns and the Flying Spaghetti Monster." - Richard Dawkins

"Every time a child says I don't believe in fairies there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead." - James M Barrie

"Nobody wanted to publish a book about fairies; they said people wouldn't be interested. Luckily, I discovered Lady Cottington and her pressed fairies, which revived a huge amount of interest in fairies, so I could go ahead and do the book I wanted to do." - Brian Froud

"So it is best to keep an open mind and be agnostic. At first sight that seems an unassailable position, at least in the weak sense of Pascal's wager. But on second thoughts it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies. There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?" - Richard Dawkins

"Once, at the dreaming dawn of history - before the world was categorized and regulated by mortal minds, before solid boundaries formed between the mortal world and any other - fairies roamed freely among men, and the two races knew each other well. Yet the knowing was never straightforward, and the adventures that mortals and fairies had together were fraught with uncertainty, for fairies and humans were alien to each other." - Colin Thubron

"Fairies are angels who reside very close to the Earth so that they can perform their Divine mission of protecting nature and animals." - Doreen Virtue

"Fairies, black, grey, green, and white, You moonshine revellers, and shades of night, You orphan heirs of fixed destiny, Attend your office and your quality." - William Shakespeare

"Faster than fairies, faster than witches, Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches; And charging along like troops in a battle, All through the meadows the horses and cattle" - Robert Louis Stevenson

"I was very much provoked. Of course, I knew there are no fairies; but that needn't prevent my thinking there is." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Fairies in Ireland are sometimes as big as we are, sometimes bigger, and sometimes, as I have been told, about three feet high." - William Butler Yeats

"I could hear you, talking to the daffodils and tulips, whispering to the fairies that lived inside their petals. Each separate flower had a different family inside it." - Lucy Christopher

"Most humans were on one big island, to the fairies, and that island was adrift on a sea called I Totally Don't Care." - Charlaine Harris

"Fairies, arouse! Mix with your song Harplet and pipe, Thrilling and clear, Swarm on the boughs! Chant in a throng! Morning is ripe, Waiting to hear." - William Allingham

"After a time he fell asleep, and some unsteady fairies had to climb over him on their way home from an orgy." - James M Barrie

"Fairies, black, grey, green, and white, You moonshine revellers, and shades of night, You orphan heirs of fixed destiny, Attend your office and your quality." - William Shakespeare

"Most humans were on one big island, to the fairies, and that island was adrift on a sea called I Totally Do' Care." - Charlaine Harris

"Do little pink fairies sing and dance in your world, Peabody?" "Sometimes, when it's very quiet and no one else can see." - Nora Roberts

"Rachel delivered it like an official pronouncement. Like she was one of the fairies gifting Sleeping Beauty's christening: Beauty. Intelligence. Heterosexual." - Josh Lanyon

"Two fairies were sleeping peacefully on his bed. Dinnie was immediately depressed. He knew that he did not have enough money to see a therapist." - Martin Millar

"I am better off with vegetables at the bottom of my garden than with all the fairies of the Midsummer Night's Dream." - Dorothy L Sayers

"Have you watched the fairies when the rain is done, Spreading out their little wings to dry them in the sun?" - Rose Fyleman

"Deaf folk hear the fairies However soft their song; 'Tis we who lose the honey sound Amid the clamor all around That beats the whole day long." - Rose Fyleman

"the temperaments of children are often as oddly unsuited to parents as if capricious fairies had been filling cradles with changelings." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Oh! where do fairies hide their heads, When snow lies on the hills, When frost has spoiled their mossy beds, And crystallized their rills?" - Thomas Haynes Bayly

"Look, how come he showed up now? When you have other fairies in the woods? And does that sound crazy when you say it out loud, or what?" - Charlaine Harris

"I got rid of my teeth at a young age because I'm straight. Teeth are for gay people. That's why fairies come and get them." - Dana Snyder

"All I'd have to do then was roll with the consequences of inviting dewinged, fanged fairies into Trent's backyard. God, they were savage looking. Served him right." - Kim Harrison

"We almost need another word for fairy, that's the thing. Once people get to see what fairies' real power is, then they understand." - Brian Froud

"We the Fairies, blithe and antic, Of dimensions not gigantic, Though the moonshine mostly keep us, Oft in orchards frisk and peep us." - Thomas Randolph

"The fairies went from the world, dear, Because men's hearts grew cold: And only the eyes of children see What is hidden from the old..." - Kathleen Foyle

"O then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone." - William Shakespeare

"I believe in fairies. Although I can't prove they exist, nobody has ever managed to prove to me that they don't." - Peter Blake

"As well might you leave the fairies to plough your land or the idle winds to sow it, as sit down and wait for freedom." - Thomas Davis

"Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time." - James M Barrie

"When a new baby laughs for the first time a new fairy is born, and as there are always new babies there are always new fairies." - James M Barrie

"Then take me on your knee, mother; And listen, mother of mine. A hundred fairies danced last night, And the harpers they were nine." - Mary Howitt

"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?" - Douglas Adams

"I've always thought fairies are like mushrooms, you trip over them when you're not thinking about them, but they're hard to spot when you're searching for them." - Jo Walton

"(M)aybe we too busy being flowers or fairies or strawberries instead of something honest and worthy of respect . . . you know . . . like being people." - Toni Cade Bambara

"Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!" - William Butler Yeats

"I've always believed in experiencing everything in life. When you walk out with blinders on, you cut yourself off from the angels and the fairies." - Alyssa Milano

"To me in my childhood, elves and fairies of all sorts were very real things, and my dolls were as really children as I was myself a child." - Annie Besant

"There have been household gods and household saints and household fairies. I am not sure that there have yet been any factory gods or factory saints or factory fairies. I may be wrong, as I am no commericial expert, but I have not heard of them as yet." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Supernatural is a dangerous and difficult word in any of its senses, looser or stricter. But to fairies it can hardly be applied, unless super is taken merely as a superlative prefix. For it is man who is, in contrast to fairies, supernatural; whereas they are natural, far more natural than he. Such is their doom." - J R R Tolkien

"The girls who come into my library adore the prettiness of fairies, theminiature-ness. But they are also nature lovers and lovers of adventure - the future wild women of America. I couldn't help thinking that these little girls who love fairies deserve something lively." - Laura Amy Schlitz

"Of course you don't believe in fairies. You're fifteen. You think I believed in fairies at fifteen? Took me until I was at least a hundred and forty. Hundred and fifty, maybe. Anyway, he wasn't a fairy. He was a librarian. All right?" - Neil Gaiman

"There ought to be one fairy for every boy and girl. Ought to be? Isn't there? No. You see children know such a lot now, they soon don't believe in fairies, and every time a child says, 'I don't believe in fairies,' there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead." - James M Barrie

"Of course, fairies are all imported in North America. We have no native fairies. The Little People do not long survive importation - unless they go to California and grow large and beautiful, but haven't much flavour, like the fruit and the film stars." - Robertson Davies

"Again, if there are really no fairies, why do people believe in them, all over the world? The ancient Greeks believed, so did the old Egyptians, and the Hindoos, and the Red Indians, and is it likely, if there are no fairies, that so many different peoples would have seen and heard them?" - Andrew Lang

"Of course, fairies are all imported in North America. We have no native fairies. The Little People do not long survive importation unless they go to California and grow large and beautiful, but haven't much flavour, like the fruit and the film stars." - Robertson Davies

"A lot of children are interested in fairies, especially young girls, and Tinker Bell is the ueber-fairy. She's the pin-up girl of fairies. She's the ultimate fairy, but she's also got a mischievous spirit and she's very strong-willed. I think a lot of youngsters recognize themselves in Tinker Bell." - Michael Sheen

"[The] great fairy Science, who is likely to be queen of all the fairies for many a year to come, can only do you good, and never do you harm..." - Charles Kingsley

"I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense." - Beatrix Potter

"I so seldom had to dispose of a human body myself, I was at a loss. Fairies turned into dust, and vampires flaked away. Demons had to be burned. Humans were very troublesome." - Charlaine Harris

"Custom is, nevertheless, the greatest enchantress, and in a home one of the most benevolent of fairies. A wife was young, and becomes old; it is custom which hinders the husband from perceiving the change." - Timothy Shay Arthur

"There are fairies at the bottom of our garden! It's not so very, very far away; You pass the gardener's shed and you just keep straight ahead I do so hope they've really come to stay." - Rose Fyleman

"The earliest truth that we're taught is that there's a world alongside this world, with spirits, not mortals, an enchanted universe of fairies, wizards, leprechauns and trolls. They are all around us. One has only to open his eyes." - William Holman Hunt

"Even an ordinary broken chord is made to disclose rare beauties; we are reminded of the fairies' hazelnuts in which diamonds were concealed but you could break the shell only if your hands were blessed." - Neville Cardus

"If we opened our minds to enjoyment, we might find tranquil pleasures spread about us on every side. We might live with the angels that visit us on every sunbeam, and sit with the fairies who wait on every flower." - Samuel Smiles

"Kylie didn't know which one of the fairies were doing it, or if it was both- she honestly didn't care- but the thousands of tiny pinpricks of panic started to fade. She felt safe and that was all that mattered." - C.C. Hunter

"The surprise is on the far side." "You're sure?" "Positive." "It better not be another fairy," Seth said. "What's the matter with fairies?" "I've already seen about a billion of them and also they turned me into a walrus." - Brandon Mull

"When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies." - James M Barrie

"Are you sure I ca' catch it? (Nick) I'm positive. Believe me, I know my zombies. (Bubba) (Nick scoffed.) "Is it just me or is that like saying I know my elves and fairies?" (Nick)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"I am the most unhappy soul alive." "I'd heard it said that fairies have no souls." "Then do I ache, and bleed, and smart, elsewhere; still, call it soul for it is solely mine." - Neil Gaiman

"I don't believe in ghosts, or fairies, or crystals, or unicorns, or a man that can walk on water, or any of that non sense, I personally rely on logic, and have for the better part of my life." - Andy Biersack

"But of course there's no logic to San Francisco generally, a city built with putty and pipe cleaners, rubber cement and colored construction paper. It's the work of fairies, elves, happy children with new crayons" - Dave Eggers

"Are you sure I can't catch it? (Nick) I'm positive. Believe me, I know my zombies. (Bubba) (Nick scoffed.) 'Is it just me or is that like saying I know my elves and fairies?' (Nick)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Spirit and soul is horseshit of the worst sort. Obviously there are no fairies, no Santa Clauses, no spirits. What there is, is human goals and purposes as noted by sane existentialists. But a lot of transcendentalists are utter screwballs." - Albert Ellis

"You do not see fairies through the eyes, you see them through the heart and that took me a long time to learn because I was always trying to see them through my eyes." - Brian Froud

"Atheists don't hate fairies, leprechauns, or unicorns because they don't exist. It is impossible to hate something that doesn't exist. Atheists, like the painting experts hated the painter, hate God because He does exist" - Ray Comfort

"No man of sense in the whole world believes in devils any more than he does in mermaids, vampires, gorgons, hydras, naiads, dryads, nymphs, fairies, the Fountain of Youth, [or] the Philosopher's Stone. . . ." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Does a man of sense run after every silly tale of hobgoblins or fairies, and canvass particularly the evidence? I never knew anyone, that examined and deliberated about nonsense who did not believe it before the end of his enquiries." - David Hume

"And though you should live in a palace of gold, or sleep in a dried up ditch, You could never be as poor as the fairies are, and never as rich." - Rose Fyleman

"Mortals seldom know how greatly they are influenced by fairies, knooks and ryls, who often put thoughts into their heads that only the wise little immortals could have conceived." - L Frank Baum

"We cannot, of course, disprove God, just as we can't disprove Thor, fairies, leprechauns, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster. But, like those other fantasies that we can't disprove, we can say that God is very, very improbable." - Richard Dawkins

"The fast fliers are not disgraced." Queen Ree reached up for the missing tiara. "She saved us, but she's with him now." Vidia was complicated, two fairies in one, a loyal traitor." - Gail Carson Levine

"Blind folk see the fairies. Oh, better far than we, Who miss the shining of their wings Because our eyes are filled with things We do not wish to see." - Rose Fyleman

"I came from an Italian house. The refrigerator was always full. I never knew you had to buy food. I thought there were food fairies that came at night." - Ray Romano

"I believe that my parents helped me to keep my natural psychic abilities open. I think most kids see angels or fairies, and because my parents were such open people, I kept that alive." - Doreen Virtue

"In college, I became interested in folk tales and fairy tales. Gradually I became more and more interested in the underlying meaning of it all and the possibility of the reality of real fairies." - Brian Froud

"I had a job as an illustrator, and I wanted to change the direction of my work. I moved to the country, and immediately I started to paint fairies and trolls." - Brian Froud

"I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense..." - Beatrix Potter

"The little Plumpuppets are fairies of beds; They have nothing to do but watch sleepyheads; They turn down the sheets and they tuck you in tight, And dance on your pillow to wish you good night!" - Christopher Morley

"You see, Wendy, when the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies." - James M Barrie

"Electricity was a part of the world from its creation, and therefore my Electra is as old as Daylight or Moonlight, and equally beneficent to mortals and fairies alike." - L Frank Baum

"Where'er ye sojourn, and whatever names Ye are or shall be called; fairies, or sylphs, Nymphs of the wood or mountain, flood or field: Live ye in peace, and long may ye be free To follow your good minds." - Hartley Coleridge

"Atheists don't hate fairies, leprechauns, or unicorns because they don't exist. It is impossible to hate something that doesn't exist. Atheists - like the painting experts hated the painter - hate God because He does exist." - Ray Comfort

"The fairies, as their custom, clapped their hands with delight over their cleverness, and they were so madly in love with the little house that they could not bear to think they had finished it." - James M Barrie

"We sometimes received - and I would read - 200 manuscripts a week. Some of them were wonderful, some were terrible; most were mediocre. It was like the gifts of the good and bad fairies." - Marilyn Hacker

"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?" - John Lennon

"I suppose if you look back to your early childhood you accept everything people tell you, and that includes a heavy dose of irrationality - you're told about tooth fairies and Father Christmas and things." - Richard Dawkins

"Us comics guys tend to get really good at the things we draw a lot. I'm good at creepy old forests, Victorian houses, underground goblin cities, and beautiful but creepy fairies." - Ted Naifeh

"I want to be in 'The Hobbit.' I love fantasy and mythical adventure films. I believe in fairies and angels. I believe in nature's spirit, that there are other realms, other planets, life forms." - Julia Sawalha

"Where'er ye sojourn, and whatever names Ye are or shall be called; fairies, or sylphs, Nymphs of the wood or mountain, flood or field: Live ye in peace, and long may ye be free To follow your good minds." - Hartley Coleridge

"Nor elves, nor fays, nor magic charm, Have pow'r, or will, to work us harm; For those who dare the truth to tell, Fays, elves, and fairies, wish them well." - Maria Edgeworth

""We will wait," answered little Alice, taking Nettie's hand in hers, and looking up to the sky, "we will wait - ever constant and true - till the times have got so changed as that everything helps us out, and nothing makes us ridiculous, and the fairies have come back. We will wait - ever constant and true - till we are eighty, ninety, or one hundred. And then the fairies will send US children, and we will help them out, poor pretty little creatures, if they pretend ever so much."" - Charles Dickens

"The FlowersAll the names I know from nurse:Gardener's garters, Shepherd's purse,Bachelor's buttons, Lady's smock,And the Lady Hollyhock.Fairy places, fairy things,Fairy woods where the wild bee wings,Tiny trees for tiny dames-These must all be fairy names!Tiny woods below whose boughsShady fairies weave a house;Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme,Where the braver fairies climb!Fair are grown-up people's trees,But the fairest woods are these;Where, if I were not so tall,I should live for good and all" - Robert Louis Stevenson

"The list of things about which we strictly have to be agnostic doesn't stop at tooth fairies and celestial teapots. It is infinite. If you want to believe in a particular one of them - teapots, unicorns, or tooth fairies, Thor or Yahweh - the onus is on you to say why you believe in it. The onus is not on the rest of us to say why we do not. We who are atheists are also a-fairyists, a-teapotists, and a-unicornists, but we don't have to bother saying so." - Richard Dawkins



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